Braemar, Royal DeesideGuest Rating
Braemar, in the heart of lovely Royal Deeside, some 60 miles west of Aberdeen and amid some of the most impressive scenery that Scotland has to offer, has long been a mecca for visitors.
|Sleeps: 3/4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
On the edge of the village, in a cleverly converted Victorian church, is Highland Belfry. This self-contained first floor apartment has now been refurbished to provide comfortable, spacious and stylishly furnished accommodation for up to four people. The owners have made every effort to ensure that tenants will have everything necessary for a perfect holiday.
The open plan living area is bright and airy with double-glazed lancet windows, from which you can watch the red squirrels which play in the surrounding grounds.
The church stands among trees, set back from the road and on the banks of the river, with ample parking round about. Yet you are just two minutes walk from the centre of the village, where there are shops, hotels and restaurants. You would be hard put to it to find a more conveniently situated spot! The apartment also has fishing rights on the river, so you can go down and try your hand. There are steps down from the grounds, but easier access is possible from the car park just down the road.
People come to the Highlands for many reasons - to marvel at the spectacular scenery, to walk the hills, visit its stately homes and castles and enjoy all manner of sporting activities - skiing, cycling, fishing, golf, riding and shooting, to name but a few. At Highland Belfry you will find scope for all of these.
You can walk right out of the cottage and on to Morrone Hill, where you are more than likely to encounter a herd of shy deer on your stroll - if you visit in the early autumn, the whole area resounds to the noise of rutting stags! Lochnagar, South Top, Ben Bhreac and other peaks round about provide tougher challenges.
The apartment has fishing rights on the Clunie which flows past the back of the house, so you can just go down with your rod and have a go. Fishing in the Dee can be arranged in the village, Braemar has its own good (and surprisingly level) golf course, there is skiing just 10 minutes up the road at Glenshee.
Braemar is well known for its annual Braemar Gathering where scores of visitors arrive to take in the spectacle of the highland games along with traditional music, food and dancing. The Highland Games Centre in the village explores the 200 year history of the games and its famous Royal connections. The nearby Fife Arms is not only a good place to stop for a drink or meal but also has the added, unexpected bonus of having on display over 14,000 pieces of beautiful artworks.
There are many fine castles to visit, including the Queen's own summer residence at Balmoral and beautiful gardens at Crathes and Pitmedden. Just 4 miles up the road, the beautiful falls of the Linn of Dee should also not be missed.
However you decide to spend your break in this breathtaking area, at Highland Belfry you will have a cosy and well-appointed base to which to return after the exertions of the day.
Local Events and Attractions
Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Sitting room with TV/DVD
Kitchen/dining room with microwave and washing machine, etc
Double bedroom (king-size)
Single bedroom with additional pull out bed
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric storage heaters (INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 1 dog is welcome (1 small). No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
From 09/10/2020 to 12/10/2020
From 16/10/2020 to 19/10/2020
From 23/10/2020 to 26/10/2020
From 20/12/2020 to 23/12/2020
From 27/12/2020 to 30/12/2020
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||£385.00|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£465.00|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||£335.00|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£495.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£495.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Feb 2021||£335.00|
|06 Feb 2021 - 02 Apr 2021||£385.00|
|03 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021||£465.00|
|24 Apr 2021 - 07 May 2021||£385.00|
|08 May 2021 - 21 May 2021||£465.00|
|22 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021||£495.00|
|05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021||£465.00|
|26 Jun 2021 - 27 Aug 2021||POA|
|28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021||POA|
|18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021||POA|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||POA|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||POA|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||POA|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.
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We had a wonderful week with fabulous weather. Plenty to do in the magical Cairngorms.
Lovely location and comfortable accommodation.
Fantastic in every regard. Brilliant location, exactly as described.
Great cottage to stay in. Lovely location and excellent facilities within the cottage. Perfect for hill walking, seeing ...Read More
The accommodation is as described. It was nice and clean and adequate towels etc.
'We really enjoyed staying in this beautiful place. Felt at home! Love to come back!'
'We have had a lovely stay here - Braemar is a wonderful village.'
'Third stay here and it is always lovely. Weather was great! Great apartment thanks to Mr Thomson for letting us stay! See you again.'
'Had a great week - Belfry very comfortable. Great base for exploring this fantastic area.'
'Great place, had everything we needed. Perfect location. Lots of walks and interesting places to visit.'
'Had never been to this part of the Highlands before. Wonderful location with beautiful landscapes.'
'Have had a lovely week here in Braemar. The Belfry is so cosy and comfortable. Really don't want to leave but can't wait to comeback!'
'It was such a wonderful experience to sleep in this beautiful and comfy apartment. I've had a wonderful 40th birthday - thank you so much!'